Craig Adamson, Ph.D., Provost and Associate Professor, is a veteran restorative practitioner with more than 20 years of experience delivering counseling and educational services to delinquent, dependent and at-risk youth. As President of the IIRP model programs, Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy, where he has worked since 1995, Dr. Adamson has developed and implements innovative approaches that utilize restorative practices. These approaches include community-based alternative-to-placement programs for delinquent youth, restorative practices academic environments that reconnect and re-engage learners and drug and alcohol programs that support successful futures.
As Provost, Dr. Adamson oversees all IIRP educational programs from graduate-level study to Continuing Education. He is deeply engaged in advancing the social science of restorative practices through the development of research and theory.
Dr. Adamson’s recent publications in peer-reviewed journals focus on creating restorative learning environments for adults, as well as research that utilizes mixed-method research methodology. They include articles in the Journal of Transformative Education (2012) and New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2016). Dr. Adamson is also Visiting Faculty, Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University, a Master of Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP and a Ph.D. in Education from Lesley University.